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Indonesian clerics declare Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine halal

Jumat, 08 Januari 2021 / 17:26 WIB
Indonesian clerics declare Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine halal
ILUSTRASI. MUI declare Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine halal

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Anna Suci Perwitasari

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. A COVID-19 vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech is deemed halal, or permissible under Islam, Indonesia's Ulema Council said on Friday, days before the country is scheduled to start its inoculation programme using the Chinese vaccine.

Asrorun Niam Sholeh of the council's fatwa commission told a news conference that the vaccine, named CoronaVac, was "holy and halal", although authorisation still rests on the Indonesia's food and drug agency. 

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, has received 3 million doses of CoronaVac. 

Indonesia reporterd on Friday a record daily number of new COVID-19 cases for the third successive day with 10,617 infections, bringing the total to over 800,000, data from the country's COVID-19 tadk force showed.

The Southeast Asia biggest country also reported 233 new COVID-19 deaths, taking that total to 23,753.


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